The National Duckpin Bowling Congress was established on September 8, 1927 and is the parent and supervising Duckpin Bowling organization in the United States. Duckpin Bowling can be found predominately on the East Coast of the United States in Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Other states include North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. More →

President's Message - March 31, 2014

Dear NDBC Members,

After an extremely long, cold, snowy winter, the 2013/2014 bowling season is coming to an end. The conclusion of the bowling season means the NDBC National Tournament is approaching. The 84th Annual National Tournament starts up Saturday, May 3 at AMF Southwest in Linthicum, MD. This event will have two singles divisions (based on average) and a doubles division. Each of these divisions will have their own prize lists based on the number of entries in each division. The National Tournament will run each weekend in May and will conclude Memorial Day (Monday May 26). Information about this event, including shift times, prize lists for each division, and entrance and eligibility rules, have been distributed to each bowling center, so get a tournament flier and group of friends together and plan a “National Tournament Weekend”. All divisions are handicapped (80%), so bowlers of any average may participate.

There are three important events that will occur during the two days leading up to the opening of the National Tournament which may be of interest to you. On Thursday, May 1, the National Duckpin Bowling Congress Board of Directors will meet at 7:00pm. On Friday, May 2, the National Duckpin Bowling Congress Annual Meeting will be held, beginning at 10:00am. Both of these meetings will be held at the Wingate Hotel on Aero Drive in Linthicum Heights, MD and are open to all National Duckpin Bowling Congress members.

The final event before the start of the National Tournament will be the NDBC Honors Banquet, which will be held at Snyder’s Restaurant in Linthicum. The banquet will begin at 6:00pm on Friday, May 2. At the Honor’s Banquet, the NDBC will induct three people into its Hall of Fame. Sharon Shipley and Walt Brooks will be inducted for Superior Performance, and Jane Hudgins will enter the Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. The NDBC will also award the Number 1 trophy for the 2012/2013 season at the banquet to the top female bowler, Mindy Hammond, and the top male bowler, Mark Berends. Tickets for the Honors Banquet are $40.00 each. You can contact the NDBC office at 410-636-2695 for ticket information.

As you can see, the NDBC has a very busy weekend planned and I hope you will join in. I also hope to see many of you at the Opening Ceremonies of the National Tournament. Make your plans now to participate in the National Tournament throughout the month of May.


Al Zoraian
President, NDBC

March 31, 2014

News Release

The National Duckpin Bowling Congress (NDBC) will be honoring several individuals from the Baltimore Metropolitan area in May 2014. These individuals have either excelled on the lanes in the game of DUCKPIN bowling or for service to the game. They will be honored at a banquet being held on 2 May at Synder’s Willow Grove in Linthicum, Maryland. Read More

Upcoming Events

NDBC Board of Directors
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7pm
Wingate by Wyndham Hotel
Linthicum Heights, MD

NDBC Annual Meeting
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10am
Wingate by Wyndham Hotel
Linthicum Heights, MD

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Game Coupons

The NDBC has made several changes in what is distributed to our members. One of those decisions was to cease printing the coupon books after discovering they aren't being used as much as we expected. The decision doesn't mean the program went away. We are now providing the coupons on this website. Please visit the Membership page to download a printable PDF coupon that can be taken to the lanes with you. Thank you for continuing to be a bowler of record by sanctioning through your league.